What the heck are rotator cuff perturbations? Imagine trying to hold your hand in an extended position away from your body … your arm can be straight or it can be bent. While you are holding your hand it this fixed position, another person tries to rapidly push and pull your wrist to and fro while you attempt to maintain your original position.
You can be standing, kneeling, lying or in another position.
Another name for this technique is Rhythmic Stabilization and it’s a form of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). According to Wikipedia:
PNF stretching, or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, are stretching techniques commonly used in clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion with the ultimate goal being to optimize motor performance and rehabilitation. The literature regarding PNF has made the technique the optimal stretching method when the aim is to increase range of motion, especially in short-term changes.
This video may helpful
Rhythmic Stabilization for Rotator Cuff Strength
Okay, that looks great … BUT what can you do, if you don’t have an athletic trainer, physical therapist or someone else to manipulate your arm? Nothing (that I know of) ..UNLESS you take the time to build a Rotator Cuff Slosh Pipe.
Rhythmic Stabilization for Rotator Cuff Strength with our Shoulder Slosh Pipe
The Rotator Cuff Slosh Pipe is easy to make and this one only weighs 12 lbs. BUT, you’ll be surprised at how difficult it is to hold in a fixed position. On a side note … there are a number of ways you can make this heavier .. and more difficult. If you need some ideas on how to do that, then leave me a question via the comments section below.
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ROTATER client says …
” … using the “ROTATER” on a regular basis has had a positive effect for many of my shoulder patients I see from S/P RTC (rotator cuff) Repair Surgery to Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)…” – Justin Spooner, MSPT